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Is Caffeine Bad for Truck Drivers?

Caffeine is a stimulant that’s found naturally in many plants, including cocoa beans, certain nuts, tea leaves, and more. It’s most well-known natural source, however, is the coffee bean (which is technically a fruit pit, in case you didn’t know). Additionally, synthetic caffeine is added to a number of products including soda, energy drinks, certain foods, candies,

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What Do Truck Drivers Value Most?

There is a great need for truck drivers in America today. And yet, the industry continues to struggle to bring in new blood. What’s the cause for this disconnect? Part of the issue is likely due to stigma surrounding what truck drivers are like.  Another reason often given is that freight and logistics companies simply

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Paying for Trucking School

Concerns about upfront costs regularly keep people from doing the things they want to do. Jobs are no different. In order to attain certain jobs, you need the skills and education required to perform them. To earn the skills and education, you need to pay for some sort of school, certification, and/or licensing

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Eating Healthy on the Road

We’ve talked before about the importance of staying healthy as a truck driver. Maintaining good health is important for everyone. Truck drivers can find themselves at a disadvantage due to sitting for the vast majority of your shift. The good news is, a good diet goes a long way in keeping your health in

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Why Consistent Mileage Matters

With all of the trucking jobs available in today’s market, you don’t just want to pick the first one that pops up. You should weigh your options and measure different possibilities by certain criteria. Most drivers know to look for payrate, PTO, performance incentives, and quality home time.  But newer drivers might not know just how

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Are All Trucking Companies the Same?

In case you’re new to the industry, there are a lot of trucking jobs available. Current estimates put the truck driver shortage at about 60,000, though that number could double (if not triple) in just a few years.   With such a great need, salaries and bonuses being offered to new drivers continue to

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Why Do Truck Drivers Quit the Industry?

As you may have heard, there’s a large shortage of drivers in the truck driving industry. With that shortage comes great opportunity for those looking to join. Companies are offering higher rates and better incentives than ever. For a qualified driver, employment is virtually guaranteed.  And with today’s technology, driving truck is

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What Do You Learn from Truck Driving School?

Many of us have not-so-fond memories of driver’s ed. Precious summer hours spent in a classroom being told how to drive a car, even though we already knew how to operate one. But driver’s ed isn’t simply about learning which pedal makes a car go and which one makes it stop.  It’s about gaining a proper understanding of all the different aspects of

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Quality Home Time – What It Means and Why It’s Important

The world of trucking offers many great possibilities for those considering a career in truck driving. Jobs are highly available, pay rates continue to rise, and the integration of new technology makes the job safer and more efficient than ever.   For those who are new to the industry, however, it’s understandable to have some questions and concerns. After all, every

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Advice for Your First Year of Trucking

So, you’ve decided to become a truck driver. You’ve made a great choice. With a shortage of roughly 90,000 truck drivers in the US, there are some great opportunities available for people joining the field.   To make sure your career gets started off right, we’ve put together some advice for those getting started

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